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April 2013
Enjoy organ music in its infinite variety each week on PIPEDREAMS from American Public Media, heard Sundays at Midnight on Classical WQXR-105.9 FM, New York City. PIPEDREAMS is also available OnDemand at www.pipedreams.org. For more information: www.wqxr.org/programs/pipedreams.

Unless otherwise noted, each event is in Manhattan.

April 3 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Avi Stein (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

1.10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

April 4 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

April 5 — Friday

7.30 pm. Marilyn Keiser, organ. AGO Recital and Gala Benefit Reception. Works by Alec Wyton, Herbert Howells, Margaret Sandresky, Josef Rheinberger, and Louis Vierne. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $25. The Reception ($100) is sold out. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Brandon Patrick George, flute; Nadav Lev, guitar. The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena, 411 E. 68th St./1st Ave. $25, 20, 15. 212-988-8300. Handicapped accessible facility

April 7 — Sunday

3.00 pm. The Muses VoiceFive NYC Concerts Featuring Works by International Women Composers. Gail Archer, organ. Works by Wang An Ming, Rachel Lauren, Mary Howe, Barbara Rettagliati, and Jeanne Demessieux. Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Ave./85th St. Free. 212-288-3246. Handicapped accessible facility

4.40 pm. Vaughn Watson (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.15 pm. Alvin Blount (Augusta, Ga.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

April 8 — Monday

5.30 pm. James Kennerley (Organist & Music Dir.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Mass at 6.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

April 9 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Edward de Geest (Ghent, Belgium), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30 pm. Midday Music Concerts. James D. Wetzel (New York City), organ. Works by Jean-Adam Guilain, J.S. Bach, and Vincent Lübeck. Church of the Transfiguration ("The Little Church Around the Corner"), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

April 10 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Rick Erickson (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

1.10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

April 11 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

1.15 pm. Stop-In Series. Christopher Jennings (New York, N.Y.), organ. J.S. Bach: Exerpts from Der Clavier-Übung; Prelude in E flat, BWV 552,1; Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 676; Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684; and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Central Park West/65th St. Free. 212-866-0468. Handicapped accessible facility

April 12 — Friday

7.30 pm. Great Music in a Great Space. David Briggs, organ, MSM Symphonic Chorus and Soloists. British concert organist and composer David Briggs premieres his organ transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”), a project commissioned by the Cathedral. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets: $45, $25. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

April 13 — Saturday

4.30 pm. Second Saturday Organ Series: Karen Beaumont (Milwaukee, Wisc.), organ. (Preceding Mass at 5.15 pm). Church of Saint Agnes, 143 E. 43rd St. (Lexington/Third Aves.). Sugg. donation: $10. 412-951-7441. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Michael Hey (The Juilliard School), organ. Senior recital, including works by Smetana, Bach, Duruflé, and Mussorgsky. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-247-8202. Handicapped accessible facility

April 14 — Sunday

2.00 pm. K. Scott Warren (New York City), organ. Works by J. S. Bach, Whitlock, Widor, and Elgar. Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 E. 86th St./Park Ave. $20 (General), $10 (seniors), $5 (students). 212-427-5421. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Margaret Mills, piano. Works by Debussy, Geoffrey Kidde, by Schumann, Ives and Amy Beach. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. St. George's Choral Society. Matthew Lewis, Artistic Director. Mendelssohn: Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Lieder, Op. 59 (select ensemble); Die erste Walpurgisnacht. Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal), 209 Madison Ave./35th St. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door (cash only).

3.00 pm. Chancel Choir and soloists, Craig Tocher, director. Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers. The Congregational Church of Manhasset, 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, N.Y. Free. 516-627-4911. Handicapped accessible facility

4.40 pm. Sean Jackson (Stamford, Conn.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. David Briggs (Ipswich, Mass.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Giampaolo di Rosa (Rome, Italy), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

April 16 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Spring Songs – Music for Women's Voices. Claudia Dumschat, director. Medieval and Renaissance part-songs. Church of the Transfiguration ("The Little Church Around the Corner"), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

April 17 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Justin Bischof (Scarsdale, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

1.10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

April 18 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Great Choruses. Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra; Dennis Keene, conductor. Beloved choral works by Mendelssohn, Ireland, Vaughan Williams, Weber, Beethoven, Ives, and a world premiere by Eve Beglarian. Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), Fifth Ave./10th St. Tickets: $10-$65. 212-358-7060. Handicapped accessible facility

April 19 — Friday

7.30 pm. Claudia Dumschat (Dir. of Music), organ. Bach to the Future: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Arnold Schwartz Memorial Organ (Fisk Opus 92). J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue on D Minor, BWV 538; Scheidt: Variations on Est-ce Mars; Pärt: Annum per Annum; Brian Schober: Prelude on Veni, Veni Emmanuel; Franck: Fantasie in C; and Messiaen: Dieu Parmi Nous from "La Nativite". Church of the Transfiguration ("The Little Church Around the Corner"), 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 students & seniors). 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

April 20 — Saturday

7.30 pm. David Higgs (Rochester, N.Y.), organ. St. Malachy's Church, 239 W. 49th St. Works by Bonnet, Franck, Creston, Karg-Elert, Lefebure-Wély, and Duruflé. Free to NYC Chapter Members; $20 (general); $10 (students & seniors). 212-247-8202.

8.00 pm. Children's Choir Festival. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Free-will offering. 516.764.9578. Handicapped accessible facility

April 21 — Sunday

10.30 am. Dedication of the III/49 Schoenstein & Co. Organ, Op. 164. Robert Minotti (Dir. of Music) and Anthony Rispo (Asst. Organist), organists. Organ and choral works by Bach, Stanford, Strauss, Parry, and Gigout. Fordham University Church, Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Rd., Bronx. Free. 718-817-4504. Handicapped accessible facility

3:00 pm. Lynne Davis (Wichita, Kan.), organ. Works by Bach, Franck, Mulet, Vierne, Alain and Langlais. Union Church of Pocantico Hills, 555 Bedford Rd., Tarrytown, N.Y. $10. Reception follows: 914-631-2069. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Christopher Houlihan, organ. J.S. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542; Debussy (trans. Guilmant): Andantino, from String Quartet, op. 10; Saint-Saëns: Fantasy in E-flat major; Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”. Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye, N.Y. Free. 914-376-5907.

4.40 pm. Christopher Jennings (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Raymond Nagem (Assistant Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Ulrike Wegele-Kefer (Vienna, Austria), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

April 23 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Student from Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

April 24 — Wednesday

1.00 pm. Pipes at One. Paolo Bordignon (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Trinity Parish, 209 Broadway at Fulton St. Free. 212-602-9633. Handicapped accessible facility

1.10 pm. Gregory Eaton (Dir. of Music), organist. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St./Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. Free. 718-875-6960. Handicapped accessible facility

April 25 — Thursday

11.00 am. Organ Performance Class. Students of Paul Jacobs, Chair of Organ Dept. Paul Hall – The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St./Broadway. Free. 212-769-7406. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. David Hurd (Dir. of Music), organ. Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave./28th St. Celebratory concert in honor of and by Dr. David J. Hurd, Jr. Free-will offering. 212-807-6799. Handicapped accessible facility

8.00 pm. Easter at the Sistine Chapel. Choir of St. Luke in the Fields; David Shuler, conductor. Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm. The first North American performance of Allegri's luminous Missa Christus resurgens, along with Renaissance motets for the Easter Season by Allegri, Palestrina, Josquin and Anerio, all of which would have been sung by the Papal Choir of the Sistine Chapel.  Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St./Christopher St. Tickets: $35 ($25 students & seniors). 212-414-9419. Handicapped accessible facility

April 26 — Friday

7.00 pm. Inauguration of the Bicentennial Organ (Taylor & Boody, Op. 65). Combined choirs of Grace Church; Barry Rose, guest conductor; Patrick Allen (Organist & Master of Choristers), organ. Works by Archer, Balfour Gardiner, Britten, de Grigny, Friedell, Furnivall, Hancock, Mathias, Parry and Piccolo. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free. 212-254-2000. Handicapped accessible facility

April 27 — Saturday

3.00 pm. Concerts at Saint Thomas. Yale Schola Cantorum with Juilliard415; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Tickets: $35-$95. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00-4.45 pm. Afternoon Organ Meditation. Barry Rose (UK), organ. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free. 212-254-2000. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. A Concert of Coronation Music. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation. The Choir of Christ & St. Stephen's; Nigel Potts, conductor. Music by Byrd, Gibbons, Handel, Howells, Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams and others. Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th St. Sugg. donation: $10. 212-787-2755 x6. Handicapped accessible facility

April 28 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. 20th Anniversary Concert of the N.P. Mander Organ with organists K. Scott Warren, Nancianne Parrella, Kent Tritle, Reneé Anne Louprette and Andrew Henderson. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. Tickets: $20 ($10 students & seniors). Subscription available. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Russian Chamber Chorus of New York; Nikolai Kachanov, conductor; Mikhail Zeiger, piano. Works by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $25 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00-4.45 pm. Afternoon Organ Meditation. Patrick Allen, organ. Grace Church (Episcopal), 802 Broadway/10th St. Free. 212-254-2000. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Choral and Organ Concert. St. Peter's Choir; Jennifer Pomeroy, soprano; Jonathan Scott, baritone; Matthew Boatmon, organ; Darryl Roland, conductor. Works by Faure, Calvin Hampton, Saint-Saëns and others. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown, N.J. $15 ($10 students & seniors). 973-538-0555. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Organ Rededication Concert – J.H. & C.S. Odell, Op. 327. John Gregory Bate (Ocean City, N.J.), organ; Scarborough Choir, Kenneth Potter, director. Works by Bruckner, Ireland, Titcomb, Bach, Franck, Alain and others. Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Route 9 at Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Free-will offering. 914-941-1142. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. John Alexander (Greensboro, N.C.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Robert Knupp (Clinton, Miss.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. The 45th Season Bach Vespers Gala Organ Recital. William Porter (Rochester, N.Y.), organ. North German Masterworks and Improvisations on submitted themes. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Central Park West/65th St. $20 ($10 senior & student suggested donation). 212-877-6815. Handicapped accessible facility

April 30 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Edward Landin (Philadelphia, Pa.), organ. Bach: Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572; Marchand: Grand Dialogue in C (3e Livre); Bach: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele, BWV, 655; Buxtehude: Praeludium in C major, BuxWV 137. Church of the Transfiguration ("The Little Church Around the Corner"), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility